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21. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I lived in Detroit, Jeff is 100% correct...but I would go to Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! ;)

22. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

I lived in Detroit, Jeff is 100% correct...but I would go to Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! ;)

I knew there was something in Cleveland, I just forgot what it was . Definitely check out the Rock & Roll hall of Fame, that sounds cool.

CC, I got nervous when I read the first few words of your post, "I lived in Detroit..." thought you were gonna yell at me .

23. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

likewise jeff i was waiting for cc to rip your head off hahaha
and yes we are hiring a car for the whole of canada and us and your right im so relieved and excited that i have'nt really thought to much about where to go.
im easy going so im just going with the flow.its my first time there so its all an adventure to me.

24. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

I could get up to Montreal in around 8 hrs. I've thought about the Jazz festival, as I really like Jazz. But do you have to pay to see each convert? Or is there FREE music going on in the parks or anything like that?

Is it hard to get a hotel during the jazz festival?

Hi Jeff,

There are a ton of free concerts every day of the festival, from about noon to midnight. They set up a series of stages downtown and close off quite a few major streets. There's a main show every night, with one big free show on the last Thursday, I believe. Take a look at the site for more.

As for hotels - I know they get really full, so best to call ahead and see. The festival is fantastic - you barely even mind the crowds, the music is so good. I've seen a few indoor shows, but prefer the atmosphere of the open shows.

Tway.

25. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

tina my birthday is on the 10th july the last day of that festival.we may even be in montreal on that day

26. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting -reece-

tina my birthday is on the 10th july the last day of that festival.we may even be in montreal on that day

The final show is not to be missed (last year they had Cirque du Soleil and a Jazz orchestra - it was mindboggling). You can celebrate with some of the Grand Marnier slushies they sell on site!

27. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

sounds like we better book somewhere to stay now if its going to be very busy.

28. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting -reece-

sounds like we better book somewhere to stay now if its going to be very busy.

Yeah - I'd book ahead. I don't know what the "typical" practice is for RTW travel - if you book ahead or just show up and see. Festival season is always pretty full here, though (when I worked at the Intercontinental hotel , we'd be 110% full at times - I have NO idea what that meant). The worst weekend is Grand Prix, on June 10 - 12, but you probably won't be here yet.

29. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

we were intially hoping to get to the grand prix but not now as we are running to far behind schedule.
tell you what let me hire your couch and forget the other 2 im going with

30. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Well, seeing as my couch is nothing more than a love seat, you'd have to sleep with your legs sticking up in the air or else curled into the fetal position all night. Actually, the island where the Grand Prix is being held just opened a hostel (the site's only in French for now). It's literally right next to the racetrack. I doubt they've advertised much yet, so there may still be places there.

I don't recommend it for the rest of your stay, though. That island is small and uninhabited, so everything is awkward to get to.